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cepage of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, assembled into a deep dark brooding wine, rich yet approachable, alluringly aromatic yet substantial in palate and structure. The Cabernet Sauvignon and Franc contribute strength while Merlot softens the palate. Bursting with fragrant aromas of luscious berry fruits, lightly oaked but solidly fruit driven. Cowrock is endowed with softly textured tannins which provide seamless structure, playing a supportive role to a well proportioned and deeply satisfying wine.
The 2005 vintage provided mild summer conditions resulting in exceptional flavours and ripe tannins. Whilst the source vineyards are meticulously maintained by dedicated vignerons, the most significant factor influencing the quality of grapes is the maritime climate, so akin to France's Medoc. The largely Cabernet Franc component was selected for it's capacity to retain edifying varietal characters whilst in the company of the robust Cabernet Sauvignon and the seductively plummy Merlot. Cowrock is lightly wooded with new French oak and and an engaging drink even in its youth. Alcohol 14.0%
Plum red colour, purple hues. A fragrant aroma of sweet berry fruits, bright violets, mulberry and chocolate mint characters over spiced vanillan oak. Complex aromas lead onto the palate, for a highly flavoursome, balanced wine with a spicy white chocolate finish. Soft, round and beautifully detailed, a Cabernet dominant wine that calls for food, delicious with roast beef.